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THE S/DH^EAH SIBDHlHT.                                        229

13.    te AH is Hariss mere sport, a mirage pervading the universe without
ei&er germ or plant    The pride of wealthy the pride of youth, the pride of
poverf are ail like the crow among birds.    Says Sri Hail Das3 know this of a
surety, all is but as a gathering on a feast-day5 that is quickly dispersed.
14.   " 0 sister3 how happy are the does who worship the lotos-eyed, each with
her own lord.    Happy too the calves that drink in the melody of Ms pipe in
their        as in a cup from wMch no drop can be spilt*    The birds too are Hke
holy me% who daily do him service, free from lost, passion, and avarice *
Hearken^ Sri Hari Das, my husband is- a difficulty ; lie will not let me go, but
holds me fast
Rdg Barari.
15.    " 0 friendl, as I was going along the road, he laid hold of my milk-pail
and my dress ; I would not yield to Mm unless he paid me for luck.    s 0
clever milk-maid, yon have bewitched my boy with the lustre of the go^roclmn
patch on your forehead* (0 lord of Sri Hari Das), this is the Jostice we get
here ; do not stay in this town, pretty oae»"*
Raff Kankrau*
16.    "0 clever Hari j thoti makest the false appear true ; night and day thon
art weaving and unweaving-; than art an ocean of deceit.   Though thon affectest
the woman f in form aad name? thou art more than man.    Hearken ye all to
Hari Bss and know of a truth it is but as when one wakes out of sleep.
17.    u The love of ft© world has been tested ; there is no real accord.    See,
from the Mug to Hie beggar, natures differ and ao match can b© found.   The days
of many births are past for ever ; so pass not thou.   Hearken to- Hari Das,
who 3ias found a good friend in Bihari ; may all find the like.
13. " Feople have gone astray ; well they have gone, but take thy rosary and
stray not thon. To leave thy own lord for another is to- be Hke a strumpet
among women. Syami declares : those men rebel against me who prefer another,
and those too (says Hari Bis) who make great sacrifice to- the gods and per-
form laboured funeral rites for departed ancestors.];
* la two of the three MSS. of the poem that I hare ccfflsulted^ stsnzsss 14 and 15 we «wdtte«l
tad tfaej appear clearly to be am iaterpolafeion Ijy some later band, being quite oat of Jbeepfosg
with tbc context. Tbej mrat be regarded aa a dialogue betwten two of the Gopis and Jaaodm*
f la tMi stanza it it the gmffc ilhuhm power* « May% thai is adaiswd, latter ttais tb* god
$ Tfan» the YaislmafTa% "when they praionn % Sriidls, do aoi repeat tin names <rf ttMi> &wm
bat ssbsti.uts tbe mmm